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CONAN Headed to South Korea
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

TBS's late-night series CONAN is heading to Asia for the first time ever for a special extended episode shot on location in South Korea. CONAN in Korea, starring Conan O'Brien, is set to premiere Saturday, April 9, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS. (more...)

Caroline Bowman Replaces Jenn Colella in Vancouver Opera's EVITA; Karimloo Confirmed as Che
by Alan Henry - Mar 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld learned that Caroline Bowman has replaced previously announced Jenn Colella in Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, running April 30 through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The production also stars Ramin Karimloo as Che. (more...)

'Extreme Weight Loss' Stars Chris and Heidi Powell Take Readers Inside Their Fridge to Simplify Healthy Eating
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

This is not something we simply might change, but rather something we must change. If we don't solve this problem now, many families will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and asthma. (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Jan McArt in WAVE YOUR FLAG! Postponed at Lynn University
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

'WAVE YOUR FLAG!,' a new play with music by South Florida playwright Tony Finstrom, scheduled to be presented Wednesday, April 6th, as part of the 'Jan McArt New Play Reading Series' at Boca Raton's Lynn University, has been postponed due to an illness in the cast. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Diane Warren & More to Receive Columbia College Honorary Degrees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Columbia College Chicago is proud to announce a roster of Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning artists and creative industry leaders as its 2016 commencement ceremony keynote speakers and honorary degree recipients. (more...)

Beres Hammond & Marcia Griffiths to Perform at NJPAC, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents reggae superstar Beres Hammond with special guest Marcia Griffiths who will perform together on Saturday, July 9th at 8pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Performs National Anthem at Today's White House Easter Egg Roll
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Below, watch Menzel's performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the President, Mrs. Obama, and even the Easter Bunny at her side! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Til Death Do Us Part' Episode of SCANDAL
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's SCANDAL titled 'Til Death Do Us Part', as Olivia deals with the aftermath of what she's done, she finally finds out what exactly Jake and Rowan are plotting. (more...)

TBS's CONAN to Return to New York City to Broadcast from the Apollo Theater
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

TBS's late-night series CONAN is heading back to New York City for the first time in exactly six years for a week of shows from Harlem's Apollo Theater. (more...)

EVITA to Open Next Week at Spotlighters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

EVITA, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, will be directed by Fuzz Roark with musical direction by Michael Tan at Spotlighters Theatre, April 15 - May 15, 2016. (more...)

Glassdoor to Host Roundtable on Pay Equality April 12 -- Equal Pay Day -- Featuring Hillary Clinton, U.S. Gold Medalist Megan Rapinoe and Other Leading Experts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016


VOTES Musical About the Clintons Extends Through May 22 at Castillo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

VOTES by Jacqueline S. Salit and Fred Newman, composed by Annie Roboff, and directed by Gabrielle L. Kurlander, has been extended through May 22nd at Castillo Theatre (543 West 42nd Street (betw. 10th and 11th Avenues). (more...)

28th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon Will Honor Roma Downey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The 28TH Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will honor Emmy nominated actress and producer Roma Downey ('Touched by an Angel,' 'The Bible') with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children.  Actress Angie Harmon will be the Master of Ceremonies at the luncheon which benefits the Children's Institute, Inc (CII).  (more...)

Tickets to Maine State Music Theatre's Summer Season on Sale 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre will begin selling individual show tickets to the summer season on April 27, 2016. This summer the professional theatre will again present four main stage shows, including two regional premieres. Season ticket subscriptions are currently on sale, remaining the best way to ensure seats for all four shows, as MSMT anticipates record-breaking attendance. (more...)

World-renowned facial recognition expert, Roger Rodriguez, joins Vigilant Solutions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016


VIDEOS: A Scene By Scene, Song By Song Synopsis of the Original 1921 SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

There were no original cast albums in 1921, so this scene by scene synopsis of the original SHUFFLE ALONG is augmented by various recordings of songs from the score. (more...)

Fallon, Corden, TONY AWARDS & More Among Nominees for 20th Annual WEBBY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Nominations for the 20th Annual WEBBY AWARDS were announced today. The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, April 21, 2016
by - Apr 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, April 21, 2016! (more...)

FamilyCook Productions Premieres Documentary Short FamilyCook Productions Premieres Documentary Short "Teen Battle Chef: The Sizzle of Pursuit"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

What: New York City teens from impoverished communities blossom with self confidence and the life skill of cooking as they pursue culinary achievement in Teen Battle Chef (TBC), the national culinary nutrition program from FamilyCook Productions. 'The Sizzle of Pursuit' follows a group of teens training to develop culinary skills and healthy eating habits to battle the chronic diseases and life stresses of growing up in poverty-dense communities. Students from TBC programs at Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in Harlem and Health Careers High School in Washington Heights formed competition teams with Franklin K Lane students in Brooklyn to compete in Teen Battle Chef Live in 2015. Documentarian Gillian Aldrich, whose credits include working for director Michael Moore, followed the students as they prepped for the completion. Former First Lady of New York, Michelle Paige-Paterson will moderate a short post-film discussion to include special guest Claus Meyer, co-founder of world renowned noma and The Melting Pot Foundation. The event is presented by FamilyCook Productions, and co-sponsored by EmblemHealth and the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Inc. The event is open to the public and free to attend, though space is limited. RVSP: Who: Michelle Paige-Paterson, EmblemHealth and former First Lady of New York Claus Meyer, Culinary entrepreneur and creator of The Great Northern Food Hall at Grand Central Station and founder of the Melting Pot Foundation Jean McTavish, Principal, Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School, Harlem, NYC Yadira Ortega, former Teen Battle Chef participant and CUNY student Teen Battle Chef students from across NYC. When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 6 p.m. | Reception 6:30 - 8 p.m. Film Screening and Discussion Where: Tavern 29 47 East 29th, New York NY 10016 (Between Madison and Park Avenues on north side of 29th Street) FamilyCook Productions (FCP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to teach nutrition through cooking to K-12 students and their families. FCP has reached over 200,000 families nationwide and spawned over 130 Teen Battle Chef programs in 26 states. Along with HealthCorps and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, FCP is collaborating on an NIH funded research project to determine best practices to change behaviors that have been shown to cause obesity. FCP was founded by Lynn Fredericks, cookbook author, food activist and food and wine journalist. She is the author of Cooking Time is Family Time (William Morrow 1999) and, with Mercedes Sanchez, MS, RD, Get Your Family Eating Right! (Fairwinds Press, August 2013) EmblemHealth, Inc. - through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, Incorporated was established in the Harlem community in 1988, and is a proud addition to a national organization established in 1946. The Chapter's express mission is to serve the Greater Harlem community. The Chapter's signature Young Achiever's program and other equally effective initiatives have impacted Harlem institutions such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem Hospital, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thurgood Marshall Academy, and countless men, women and children in Harlem and around the world. The Melting Pot - The Melting Pot is a Danish not-for-profit organization founded by chef Claus Meyer in 2011 with the mission of spreading social uplift through the culinary arts and traditions. From the prisons of Denmark to the ghettos of Bolivia, The Melting Pot has successfully worked with at-risk communities to build solidarity through the celebration of local cuisine while providing marketable skills for their most vulnerable members. The Student Chef Program consists of advanced culinary trainings well as front-of-house training. Students will receive stipends while working in the cafe, restaurant, and bakery as part of their training. (more...)

Former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor Sam Kass Has Joined Innit to Transform Cooking in the Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016


First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on CBS's NCIS in Support of 'Joining Forces'
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in an NCIS episode in conjunction with “Joining Forces,” a nationwide initiative supporting service members, veterans and their families, on Tuesday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Hillary Clinton Sweeps the Cast of Castillo Theatre's VOTES... Sort Of
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In light of Hillary Clinton's sweep of the Democratic primary, an 'exit poll' was done of the cast of VOTES, a musical now running at Castillo Theatre in Manhattan, which examines the ambitions and regrets of the Democratic front runner. How did a group of seven actors, who have been ruthlessly examining Hillary Clinton's legacy for their play, take their artistic experience to the polls? (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 (1pm), join us for a Career Conversations with Danielle Brooks currently starring in The Color Purple, moderated by's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at The New School - University Center (63 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Award-Winning Playwright, Vickie L. Evans, Takes Domestic Violence Stage Play To Washington, DC
by Vickie Evans - Apr 19, 2016

Award-winning playwright, Vickie L. Evans, presents her domestic violence awareness stage play, 'A Change Is Gonna Come', Friday April 22 at 8 pm and Saturday, April 23 at 3 pm in Washington, DC's THEARC Theater. (more...)

Rover's 365 Women a Year Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

For the second year, Rover Dramawerks is pleased to partner with the playwrights' group 365 Women a Year to present a festival of plays by women, about women, for everyone. This international playwriting coalition, founded by Jesslynn Eisenberg Chamblee, involves playwrights across the world who have signed on to write one or more plays about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project's ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness, as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country. (more...)

MetroStage to Present BLACK PEARL SINGS! This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will present the award-winning play BLACK PEARL SINGS! by Frank Higgins April 21-May 29, 2016. Sandra L. Holloway will direct and William Hubbard will music direct this production. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's EVITA
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, will be presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), previewing April 13, opening April 20 and running through June 5. The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical masterpiece with lyrics by Tim Rice will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award-nominee Alex Sanchez(Choreography for On the Town and Mary Poppins at The Marriott Theatre; Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs Launch MOVE FOR MINDS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs, the high performance lifestyle leaders in health and wellness today announced the inaugural MOVE FOR MINDS Experience launching on Saturday, May 21. This groundbreaking event takes place at Equinox Sports Clubs in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C. Participants will engage their brains and bodies in physical fitness challenges including Equinox's 'The Cut,' a unique, cardio forward boxing class, yoga and guided meditation, while also have the chance to explore a first-of-its-kind marketplace where they will meet and hear from the superstars of brain research, fitness, food, nutrition, stress/sleep and caregiving. MOVE FOR MINDS is an unprecedented gathering of empowered women, men and leading experts who believe funding women's brain research will help us solve the Alzheimer's epidemic and answer the question: Why are so many people getting Alzheimer's and why are the majority of them women? (more...)

New Work by Alexei Ratmansky to Highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The World Premiere of a new work by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky will highlight American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Gala benefit on Monday, May 16 at 6:30 P.M. at the Metropolitan Opera House. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, May 5, 2016
by - Apr 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 5, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hannah Corneau and More in EVITA at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, is being presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), currently in previews an opening April 20 for a run through June 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Tribeca Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

Last night, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray attended the premiere of "All We Had," a film directed by and starring Katie Holmes at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Scroll down to see photos! (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS & More Set for American Conservatory Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the final three productions that will comprise the lineup of the company's 50th subscription season. (more...)

President & First Lady to Host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE on ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host JAZZ AT THE WHITE HOUSE airing on International Jazz Day, SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

John Dossett & Douglas Sills to Join Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in Now-Extended WAR PAINT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Goodman Theatre has announced Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally.   (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts to Host Broadway Junior Theater Celebration Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts' annual Broadway Junior Theater Celebration, which has taken place each spring for 9 years, will bring 44 elementary and middle school groups from seven counties, totaling 2,199 students and teachers, to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (April 19- 21). (more...)

Opera News: Ft. Worth Opera Presents the World Premiere of JFK Opera, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Fort Worth Opera will inaugurate the tenth anniversary Festival season and celebrate the culmination of the first phase of its Opera of the Americas initiative with the world premiere of JFK - a FWOpera and American Lyric Theater co-commission - by the acclaimed creative duo of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek, beginning April 23, 2016. (more...)

LTAC Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Now in its sixth season, the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) has established a reputation for presenting outstanding and engaging professional performances for audiences reaching far beyond its south metro Denver location. 60,000 people a year attend performances at the Arts Center, with ticket sales topping $1 million annually. At a private subscriber event on Friday evening, Executive Director Lisa Rigsby Peterson announced LTAC's offerings for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Testa in PERICLES at Two River Theatre 4/16 to 5/8
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

We interviewed Mary Testa who will perform in Two River Theater's production of 'Pericles' from April 16th to May 8th. Testa spoke to us about her career, the show and working on the Red Bank stage. (more...)

Michael Buble, Jussie Smollett & More Will Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

?In one of D.C.'s social events of the year, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to America's immortal Motown hit-maker, the late singer Marvin Gaye, at the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The evening's program celebrates Gaye's enigmatic and innovative contributions to the Motown sound during the peak of his career in the 1970s and 1980s, and his musical influence that spans generations. Hosted by actress, comedian, and television host Whoopi Goldberg, the gala performance is headlined by multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Michael Buble, and features a talented, all-star cast including Andra Day, Ledisi, and Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX hit show, Empire. (more...)

BWW Feature: Adrian Pang 'Carnage' Co-Star Talks Esplanade-Bound LES MISERABLES
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Apr 12, 2016

'Adrian Pang is wonderful to work with, such an instinctive actor! It was so much fun to play off him, I just love him! I hope we get to work together again soon,' says Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, who along with Lea Salonga, make up the first three internationally acclaimed Filipina actresses - the third being Joanna Ampil - to have ever played Fantine in Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES , playing at The Esplanade beginning May 31 onwards. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, April 28, 2016
by - Apr 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, April 28, 2016! (more...)

Hit Daytime Talker THE REAL Renewed for Third Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The hit syndicated talk series, THE REAL has been cleared for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons on television stations covering more than 95% of the country (including on the Fox Television Stations in a previously announced deal). (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN This Way Comes: TPAC Reveals 2016-17 Broadway Series
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Something Rotten! this way comes - along with a healthy assortment of recent Broadway hits, a homegrown version of an Andrew Lloyd Webber hit and a transfer from London's West End - as the Tennessee Performing Arts Center revealed the list of shows included in their 2016-17 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series during a Monday night event. (more...)

TBS's CONAN Heads to Korea for Special Extended Episode, 4/9
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

TBS's late-night series CONAN is heading to Asia for the first time ever for a special extended episode shot on location in South Korea. CONAN in Korea, starring Conan O'Brien, is set to premiere Saturday, April 9, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TBS. (more...)

LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in Stores
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE - written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson - online and in stores today, Frida­­y, April 1. The album was released in digital formats on Friday, February 26. (more...)

Allen Civic Ballet & Allen Philharmonic to Welcome Special Guests for Upcoming Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

LILLIANA HAGERMAN and LAMIN PEREIA DOS SANTOS of the Kansas City Ballet will appear as guest artists with the Allen Civic Ballet and Allen Philharmonic at the Performing Arts Center at Allen High School in Allen, Texas on May 19, 2016. This will be a joint performance of the Allen Civic Ballet and the Allen Philharmonic featuring Ms. Hagerman and Mr. Pereia in Act II of Cinderella. Ms. Hagerman and Mr. Pereia will also be teaching master classes as part of this engagement. (more...)

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